Find the best of DC, Maryland and Virginia Theatre, Music and Dance Performances, Museums, Galleries, Classes in The Arts, and more at CultureCapital.com. Search here by date, range of dates, locality and interest, and choose from among 300 arts presenters throughout the Metro DC region. There are even categories for Festivals, Food, Lectures, Films, Free and Family Events!

Hot Hits

A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31
Ring in 2020 in style when our always popular A Jazz New Year’s Eve returns to the Terrace Theater.

A Chorus Line

Signature Theatre
Nov. 17, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020
This non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the one singular sensation for the holiday season.

Emmy Blotnick

AMP by Strathmore
Fri. Nov 22
Emmy Blotnick is a rising star in the comedy world.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jun. 1, 2020
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

Gloria! A Baroque Italian Christmas

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18
Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Come From Away

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 10, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

Washington Performing Arts: Damien Sneed

Sixth & I
Sat. Dec 7
Pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and educator Damien Sneed does it all.

A Motown Christmas

Signature Theatre
Dec. 3 – 21
The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020
Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.

NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
Experience the film in HD on a giant screen with composer Nicholas Hooper’s score played live by the NSO.

Spotlights

The Second City's Love, Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 3 – 29

Embassy of Slovakia: Gala Holiday Concert

Embassy of Slovakia
Wed. Dec 4

Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Nov. 21, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

WNO: The Magic Flute

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 17 – 23

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22
A program ofCultureCapital Sponsors
HumanitiesDC Arlington Arts DCCAH Parks & Recreation M-N CPPC